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Franceschet, Leonzio

FRANCESCHET, Leonzio

1939 - 2024

FRANCESCHET, Leonzio passed away peacefully at the Temiskaming Lodge with family by his side. Immigrating to Canada in 1959, Leo worked at Kerr Addison Gold Mines as well as Manitowage Gold Mine and then ventured into the world of Construction in southern Ontario eventually becoming part owner of Patz and Leo Construction. As a successful businessman he was proud to help others develop their carpentry skills and had a large social circle to make cured meats and wine with!! Leo enjoyed snowmobiling with friends and family in Muskoka. In his retirement after a few years living in Muskoka he moved back to Kirkland Lake and continued to share his love of making wine, eating pasta and helping friends renovate. You could find him most Sundays watching Formula One and talking to his family back in Italy.


Leonzio is predeceased by his parents Ferdinando and Maria (Brescancin), and brother Luciano, and sister Adrianna all of Italy, brother Leonida his wife Floriana and niece Gabriella of Kearns, ON.


Survived by brother Roberto Franceschet (Maria-Louisa) of Treviso Italy, and brother-in law Gianni Furlan of Italy, nephews Alberto Franceschet (Gilianna) of Boston and Francesco Franceschet and Enrico Furlan and niece Christina Furlan all in Italy and nephew Gabriele Spadetto (Pat) of Kenogami, and niece Lucy Howg of Kirkland Lake, ON.


He is also survived by many great nieces and nephews and friends and family in Italy, Canada, and USA. Please raise a glass of wine for Leonzio celebrating his life!


Thank you to the Kirkland lake and Temiskaming hospitals and Temiskaming Lodge for the care he received in the last several months!! Cremation will take place, and a Celebration of Leo’s life will take place at a later date.

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The family of Leonzio

Our sincerest condolences to all the family. So many fond memories to cherish forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gallina family , May 27, 2024

Leo 's Family.

I worked with Leo at the Kerr Mine in V-town. He was a skilled dedicated guy. He was was always joking and pleasant with the miners underground as he travelled along on his sampling beat
Rest now Leo. Your shift is over.

Merdy Armstrong, May 28, 2024

Lucy Howg

Sorry for your loss Lucy , thinking if you

Jennifer Vachon , May 28, 2024

Lucy and family

Condolences to all very nice man met him with my dad nice neighbour while he lived on Federal street. Sorry for your loss.

Lorrie Brough , June 4, 2024

Leo's Family

We were so sorry to learn of Leo's passing. We only got to know Leo better in the last few years, as "neighbours from across the street". The few times he did call us that is exactly what he would say: "Wendy...Leo...from across the street". Oddly, we still look out our side window in the morning expecting him to be sitting outside on his chair.
We will definitely raise a glass of red in his honour tonight!

Rob and Wendy Shail, June 7, 2024

my family

I love and miss you so much zio Leo. I hope your watching over all of us, rest easy zio

Sophia spadetto-forward, June 10, 2024

Lucy Spadetto

Lucy and family,
Sympathies from the three of us on the loss of your uncle. My dad says he remembers when him, Leo and another brother built your mom's house in Kearns in 3 days! Said they were just givin' er!!
Take care Lucy! Xoxo

Line Lamontagne, June 11, 2024